While some Yorubas were sincere about what they did, but were only victims of their own hubris and bad judgement or political circumstances, others bungled the opportunity they had to make Nigeria great by being in sync with their fellow man, and ended up as unmitigated disasters. Now the mixed bag!
Pa Obafemi Awolowo, of blessed memory, was pulled down mostly by Yorubas. The greatest critics of late Oba Adesoji Aderemi, the Ooni of Ife, who doubled as Governor-General of Western State, were majorly big politicians from his home country. Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the reigning Ooni of Ile Ife, who is seriously determined and making steady progress to reunite the Yorubas is today being attacked daily by treacherous sponsors from his very home. They want him down at all cost.
Late Adetunji Isiaka Adeleke and his dynasty parted with the progressive due to this set of people. To many, the dynasty must remain apart from the progressive and must work against the performing Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. To some people, that is democracy, but it’s ‘Yoruba pull him down syndrome’ at its best. No one is thinking of reuniting the family for us to jointly celebrate the memory of our dear ‘Serubawon.’ To them, the families of Ladoke Akintola and Obafemi Awolowo must remain as enemies.
The need to field ranking person in Ife Federal Constituency is not in the front burner. Lagbaja is bad, Lakasegbe o sun won (this one is bad, that one is worse); yet the community craves the Speakership position of both the state and national assembly, principal offices and chairman of committee. These are their desires for more dividends of democracy. O to ge, enough is enough, Yoruba ronu ooo…… Let’s get it right!
How many of the “so called” progressive who benefitted from Late MKO Abiola’s sacrifice even remember his children, Kola Abiola, his brothers and sisters? Are we so forgetful or accursed?The coast is getting clearer, day by day, for our own Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I have not seen a northerner speaking against his candidature. One can easily predict that his greatest obstacle would be the Yorubas, and majorly the very people he empowered. They were recruited to bring him down at all cost, and alas they are falling for it. He invested in them for a period like this, but today they were hijacked off him, daily testing the pool and operating at devil’s workshop.
Well, the uncommon Akanbi has divine grace of always winning his battles no matter how tough they seem to be.Yorubas should better be careful. The enemies are seriously watching and looking for a vacuum to be created.
Sen Christopher Ajani Iyiola Omisore’s return to the progressive fold and his recent fortune to me is beyond human comprehension. Today, he occupies the highest position in a political party in Yoruba land. I honestly pray for God’s guidance on his behalf and that the Yorubas would accept the reality of his mandate as divine and be there to surport him to reposition the kingdom.
The Yorubas should have known their enemies by now. They should rather hold on tight to what is in their possession, for the enemies are ready to snatch it.
A word is enough for the wise. But one thing is certain, posterity will surely judge everyone, whether kindly or harshly.Ori to ma su opo ki je ki alaisan o ye( the head that is waiting to inherit will not want the sick to survive). We are not so loved, they see us as too wise!
We are the sick ones in this context; we are also the killer nurse employed, the injection is in our hands, we own the drug, we are being fooled by our clever enemies, their real intention is to make us kill ourselves and for them to inherit the porridge.
Divide and rule is what they usually apply to keep us apart. Bambam of Ife in mind! If only we can think deeply. Yoruba Ronu ooo……
Hon Rotimi Makinde is a member SWAGA Central Working Committe and former member of the 7th National Assembly. He is presently an aspirant seeking to recontest the House of Representatives seat for Ife Federal Constituency of Osun State.